iPhone 8 keynote and release date popped up in a rumor


For the past couple of weeks, we've been getting some conflicting reports on the iPhone 8's announcement date. First, rumors said it's delayed until October or even November, but that sounded way too unusual for Apple. Then the mill backtracked and spit out another report that the 10th anniversary iPhones are on track with production and will be up for a September announcement / sale. Now, we've got another rumor that reaffirms the second statement.

Benjamin Geskin‏ — a leakster that has been spinning iPhone 8 leaks like mad in the past couple of months — has tweeted out that the Apple keynote that will reveal the hot new handset will be held on the 17th of September and sales would start on the 25th of September.

Of course, there's no way to confirm the validity of this information, so take it with a grain of salt. What we can do, however, is take a look at Apple's pattern for September keynotes in the past. Looking back at the past 4 iPhone announcements — they were held somewhere between the 9th and the 12th of September, usually on a weekday. Considering earlier rumors about Apple needing to delay the iPhone 8's release due to some production issues, it's possible that the company pushed the announcement a bit into mid-September. The only issue we see here is that the date is a Sunday — Apple doesn't have a history of announcing products on weekends.

But hey, who knows?

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